Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Let the music play....

Blaze band
Originally uploaded by ericblauer.
Here is a shot of the Blaze worship band for this year's BLAZE Youth Conference on May 26-27 at the Service Station. Four different congregations represented here. They are a reflection of the one church that is coming together at BLAZE.

It is amazing to see what great music comes out when we come together and let go of our agendas, our distinctives and our need to be recognized and just let the music play.

It has been such a struggle in this town for the last 8 years to gather different congregations together for such an event. So many leaders are so empire-minded instead of kingdom-minided, as my English friend Gaz puts it.

The prophet John put it this way:
And they came to John and said "Rabbi, he who was with you beyond the Jordan, to whom you have testified, behold, He is baptizing and all are coming to him." John answered and said, "A man can receive nothing unless it has been given him from heaven." -John 3:26-27

Why can't we accept this truth? We simply serve the church of this city and those whom the Lord allows us to care for, teach and love are not ours but His. We simply serve His purpose and kingdom not our own. They are His children not ours. We are a family made up of many different homes but one Father ruling and reigning over all.

One conductor but many musicians, playing life giving music for a city desperately in need of hearing a new song.

1 comment:

Michael McMullen said...

I'll see ya there!